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North Korean Leader’s Aunt Runs Dry-Cleaner In US, Says Newspaper

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un has an aunt who is living anonymously in the United States, where she runs a dry-cleaning business after having defected in 1998, according to a newspaper report. — File picWASHINGTON: The aunt of North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-Un lives anonymously in the United States, where she runs a dry-cleaning business after having defected in 1998, The Washington Post reported Friday.

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Obama Mourns Dead In Hiroshima, Calls For World Without Nuclear Arms

US President Barack Obama (right), flanked by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, speaks in front of the atomic bomb dome after they laid wreaths at a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, May 27, 2016. — Reuters picHIROSHIMA: Barack Obama yesterday became the first incumbent US president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world’s first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms.

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Trump’s San Diego Rally Draws More Than 1,000 Chanting Protesters

Trump supporters (left) and anti-Trump demonstrators clash on either side of a police car outside a campaign event for Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump in San Diego, California, May 27, 2016. — Reuters picSAN DIEGO: Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America’s busiest border crossing as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, amid one of the largest counter-protests organised against him.

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'Glee' Star Mark Salling Indicted On Federal Child Porn Charges

Pic: ReutersLOS ANGELES: Actor Mark Salling, who had a supporting role as a high school athlete-turned-singer in the TV series "Glee," was indicted on Friday on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography, officials said.

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Panama Papers Law Firm Closes Jersey, Gibraltar Offices

Pic: AFPPANAMA CITY: The law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers revelations is closing its offices in the British-dependent territories of Jersey, Isle of Man and Gibraltar, it Tweeted.

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Demonstrators Face Off At Trump Rally In California

Pic: AFPSAN DIEGO: Thousands of pro- and anti-Donald Trump demonstrators faced off outside a rally for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in San Diego, with police out in force to head off violence.

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Putin Says Romania, Poland May Now Be In Russia's Cross-Hairs

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ATHENS: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security.

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US-Led Coalition Warplanes Pummel Islamic State In Syria Bastion

BEIRUT — Warplanes from the US-led coalition have pounded the Islamic State group with at least 150 strikes to bolster a major offensive on the jihadists’ Syrian stronghold of Raqa, a monitor said today.

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Marcos Jr Loses Election For Philippines Vice President Post

MANILA — The son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos has narrowly lost the election for vice president, according to an official count that was only completed today, almost three weeks after polls closed.

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Pakistanis Bash Islamics Clerics Who Say Men Can ‘Lightly Beat’ Wives

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani media and activists poured scorn today on a suggestion from an Islamic religious body that men should be allowed to “lightly beat” their wives, made in their draft of a women’s protection bill.

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